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24
Jan

Is there medicine in the needles?

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There is no medicine in acupuncture needles. The ‘medicine’ is within you.   What does this mean? How does acupuncture work?   I won’t outline the whole foundation of Chinese medicine, don’t worry. Instead, I’ll share with you a simple explanation by acupuncturist and author Matthew D. Bauer. This is all you need to know: […]

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20
Jan

If the heart has no worries, the body has no limit.

Sun Simiao


18
Jan

I thought raw food was good for me

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You’ve just embarked on a healthy diet – salads, juices, smoothies. Why does your acupuncturist look concerned?   There are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ foods in Chinese medicine. Some foods are just more or less appropriate for an individual at a given time, in a particular climate. A young and healthy individual living a carefree, […]

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12
Jan

How to use your jade roller

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I often suggest a jade roller to facial acupuncture clients for homecare, and to anyone who would like to work towards a healthy appearance. It helps lymphatic drainage, hence can reduce puffiness, purify and lift. It also feels soothing and refreshing.   The Chinese believe that jade (Yu in Pinyin) has healing properties by working […]

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07
Jan

Press here… to calm the mind

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Yintang (Hall of Impression) is acupuncture’s ‘chill pill’. It’s commonly used for insomnia due to overthinking, agitation and anxiety. It’s also a popular point for things going on around the head, like frontal headaches, nasal congestion and discharge, sinus pain and nosebleeds. It can also help eye disorders, dizziness and vertigo.   Find it At […]

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05
Jan

A needle follows the principle of depth through subtlety. First examine the source of disease. Next apply yourself to the points. At once see results in reply to the needle, immediate effect.

Ode of the 100 Symptoms (1601 AD)


02
Jan

Press here… for jet lag

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The 24-hour cycle of light and darkness triggers our daily sleep/wake cycle. Light affects melatonin secretion by the pineal gland. Melatonin levels increase mid- to late evening, remain high for most of the night and drop in the early morning hours. When you jet across time zones you are asking your body to adapt to […]

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